Diageo Nominates Two Ghanaians
5/14/2012 1:02:20 PM -
Two Ghanaian journalists have been nominated for this year's 2012 Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards.
The journalists, Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Edward Nyarko of Al Jazeera and Ghana Television News respectively were selected as finalists in the Best Tourism feature and Best Agricbusiness/ Environment categories.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who is a household name, entered a story with headline, Ghana's Gold and Mr Nyarko, a senior business reporter wrote on a Rare Bird Found,' which competed with hundreds of entries.
They were received from a total of 27 countries across Africa and the rest of the world.
This was contained in a news statement to announce the finalists of the 2012 Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards.
The winners of the 10 categories will be announced during a gala awards ceremony in June scheduled to be held in London on Thursday, 28 June 2012.
The Awards, which were launched in 2004, recognize the fact that excellent business journalism plays an important role in promoting Africa as a destination for investment and supporting enterprise development.
'Diageo believes that better and more accurate reporting helps to create a fair and responsible environment in which to do business,' the statement said.
Other finalists include Oliver August of The Economist, UK: Robyn Curnow of CNN, South Africa and Peter Guest, The Wall Street Journal, Wired; UK for the Journalist of the year category.
Nominees for the Best Information & Communication Technology feature are Diane McCarthy of CNN African Voices, South Africa, on 'Herman Chinery Hesse' and Gemma Ware, The Africa Report, France, on 'Is Google good for Africa'.
Commenting on the 2012 Diegeo Awards, Nick Blazquez, President of Diageo Africa said, 'This year's finalists represent the strength and diversity of African business journalism.'
This decade, he pointed out, is rightly being recognized as investors and other observers understand in greater detail the risks and opportunities of doing business in the African continent.
Citing the high number of entries, he mentioned that Deigeo is pleased to see that investigative journalism on African business issues continues to develop and that an increasing number of outlets and reporters are covering the continent from a business perspective.
'Our finalists represent the best of business journalism in Africa and we look forward to celebrating their achievements at the ceremony in June,' said Blazquez.
By Emelia Ennin Abbey